Dissociation, self-cutting, and other self-harm behavior in a general population of Finnish adolescents.

@article{Tolmunen2008DissociationSA,
  title={Dissociation, self-cutting, and other self-harm behavior in a general population of Finnish adolescents.},
  author={Tommi Tolmunen and M Rissanen and Jukka J. Hintikka and P{\"a}ivi Maaranen and Kirsi Honkalampi and J P O Kylm{\"a} and Eila Laukkanen},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={196 10},
  pages={768-71}
}
A few studies on adult clinical samples have demonstrated that dissociation predicts self-harm behavior without intent to die. Furthermore, a similar association has been found from selected adolescent populations. However, no studies have been published on the association between dissociation and self-harm behavior in general populations of either adults or adolescents. We investigated whether a high level of dissociation predicts self-cutting or other self-harm behavior in a Finnish general… CONTINUE READING

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